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City of Cape Town to build 4500 houses in desolate Wolwerivier

12 July 2017 5:14 PM
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Wolwerivier
basic housing
The site was meant to be a temporary housing area and residents say there are no jobs or amenities and they feel dumped there.

City of Cape Town to build 4500 houses in Wolwerivier as part of its Integrated Housing Project. The proposed site is described as being in the middle of nowhere with no job opportunities and no nearby schools or amenities.

EWN's Monique Mortlock talks to Africa Melane about why what was originally meant as a temporary housing situation is now going to be expanded and formalised.

Mortlock says she awaits answers to these queries from the City, but suspects it is due to a scarcity of available land. And so the City is now expanding on what it terms 'Integrated Housing Projects.'

there are six of these areas, and Wolwerivier is one such site.

They are all meant to be temporary relocation areas, but like we have seen with Blikkiesdorp, that is not always the case.

Monique Mortlock, EWN

Mortlock was out at Wolwerivier, and community leader Magdalene Minnaar said people feel they have been dumped there. She herself is now unemployed and says the community know nothing about the details of the City's plans to build an additional 4500 houses.

She was shocked. she said they knew they were going to make it a bit bigger but did not know the extent of it.

Monique Mortlock, EWN

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This article first appeared on 702 : City of Cape Town to build 4500 houses in desolate Wolwerivier


12 July 2017 5:14 PM
Tags:
City of Cape Town
Wolwerivier
basic housing